Celia Rufey answers your tricky carpet questions
Can you suggest the best carpet colour for concealing the wear and tear caused by our active young sons?
Mid-tones are the most practical; dark colours highlight bits and light ones show marks. Choose an 80 per cent wool (the most naturally resilient fibre), twist pile in a heavy domestic quality. Halls and stairs take punishing wear from outdoor footwear, so look for a mid-tone grey-brown or green-brown. For a wide range of carpet colour shades, visit Cormar Carpets and Victoria Carpets.
Photograph by Joanna Henderson